November 24, 2009

Still Posting

Or is this post just meaningless?

October 02, 2009

Something very interesting...

The story:

Part I:

I play the piano.

Part II:

I like Ryuichi Sakamoto's music.

Part III:

Okay, this is getting boring.

Anywho, I found a book of sheet music on eBay: all Sakamoto's hits! But it was snatched away before I could purchase!!!

After a long time searching the internet vainly for this magical book, I sent an e-mail to, asking where I could buy it without flying to Japan.

About a week later, I recieved a FedEx of TWO sheet music books autographed by Ryuichi himself!!!! They are the original sheets from the albums /04 and /05. I've just finished scanning and copying them so I don't wreck the books. I'm sending a thank you right away.

August 23, 2009


I've just auditioned to be a dancer in "Joesph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". Waiting to hear back...

And waiting...

August 21, 2009

Yeah, Yeah...

I'm still here...

I've become obsessed with sheet music. It all started when I found an online music trading site:, now I'm constantly Googling for more and more piano sheet music. I've got a few Ryuichi Sakamoto songs, which I'm thrilled about. Look me up on or leave a comment with your e-mail address, and I'll be happy to send you some sheets.

You can also look me up on, I'm playing a lot of online chess.

In other news, I'm trying start writing. Not much to show yet, but I'll post anything interesting.

On the sad horizon, Circle Versus Square has stopped updating comics. The series has ended. Sniff.

Oh, I almost forgot:

August 07, 2009

Alternet is offensive

I used to check out the website 'Alternet' for news. I don't anymore. Besides the fact that their 'news stories' are basically predictable rants a ten-year old could've written better, they used the word 'retarded' in one of their stories. Fine. Screw 'em. I sent a letter of protest, with no reply as of yet. I really don't care anymore.

My blood pressure is really low, and I'm finding it hard to take initiative. I've been wanting to write, but I just feel too tired...

May 23, 2009

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Anyone remember the movie Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence with David Bowie? The theme for that was written by one of my favourite artists: Ryuichi Sakamoto. Sakamoto also starred in the movie with Bowie.

Well, thanks to a very nice person, I managed to get the sheet music for the theme off of the internet! I'm simply ecstatic!!!!!!!!

To hear this amazing masterpiece, click here:

The pages of the music are found here:

Now I just have to learn it!

May 12, 2009

How obnoxious a chessplayer am I?

How obnoxious a chessplayer are you?
Your Result: You are a fine chess partner

It is fun to play against you. If only others were like you! Unfortunately this is not a perfect world, and you probably have to endure playing against some really nasty opponents.

Are you a living saint?
You are cold and emotionless
You are unbearably obnoxious
How obnoxious a chessplayer are you?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

April 23, 2009


Maxine Aston has got a brand new label to torture people with: CADD! Yes, ladies and gentleman, Cassandra Affective Deprivation Disorder is latest weapon in the war against those filthy autistics!

Here's how it works: you are married to someone with Asperger's. You have a spat. You're feeling kinda down. You can claim CADD!!!

Just say you have CADD, and everything is your partner's fault! You are suffering because people with AS cannot handle relationships. You are in fact a fabulous person for putting up with your spouse.

Symptoms include: the feeling you are not being heard, low self-esteem, and wondering WHY?.

(These symptoms are not to be confused with the symptoms that accompany most bad relationships. These symptoms are caused by the spouse's diagnosis. It's a purely AS related problem.)

Next, you blab to everyone about how much you've suffered because people with AS are egotistical bastards, and make it impossible for guys like me to get a date. Don't worry if your story has logical flaws and is inherently stupid. Just insult and silence anybody who dares to say you're not a victim and you'll do fine.

You will be supported by FAAAS. Their sock puppets Dr. Tony Attwood and Dr. Isabelle Hénault will be pleased to confirm your story. And as for the AS spouse, don't worry. People like that don't have feelings, and AS has messed up your life enough already.

Some cranks have started a petition here:

They're trying to cut away the professionals who support the theory. Something about lies and human rights and crap like that. Anyway, remember: as long as you can find some poor sap to take the blame, you can do anything!

February 25, 2009

Sweet Revenge

is the name of the album I finally got for my birthday. It's by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Here's a taste:

February 24, 2009


Refresh and it changes!

February 16, 2009

That's a wrap!

After two and a half days of relentless shooting, my part in the student film Lord of the Dice is over. It'll be about two months until it's finished, but sadly we are not allowed to post it on YouTube or anything like that. So no watching it online. Too bad for you.


Lord of the Dice


Brave and dashing lead: Mark DeNicola

Despicable villain: Ryan Baily

Hot girl I got to kiss: Sam Nemeth

Absolutely hilarious and lovably geeky guy: ME!!!!!!

Equally hilarious but not so geeky guy: Adam Zhen Ting


Director: Matt Philips

Writer/Cameo appearance: Chad Brown

Person who kept the whole thing glued together: Jenna Hamilton

Producer: Jocelyn Publicover

And tons of other brilliant people suffering for their art.

And also, I'm going to say it again: PLEASE FOLLOW MY BLOG!

Here's a treat for you however:

In other news, I've been planning to start a social group for teens with autism. I haven't done anything except talk about it, but now that I've posted this, I'll have to do something, won't I? Won't I?

February 07, 2009

Film Star!

I have been cast in a student film called Lord of the Dice. It's about a role-playing game club. I play Billy, aka Bilicus the Thief. Rehearsals are in a couple days. Hopefully I'll be well by then, I've been sick for a while now. Do you know why I'm sick? It's because NOBODY IS FOLLOWING MY BLOG!!! Come on! Just go down to the bottom of the page!

January 25, 2009

Nazis among us

The following is an excerpt from Asperger Square 8:

Minna Mettinen- Kekalainen, a 42 year old autistic woman with ALS has been denied services she needs to continue living. Apparently, the nursing agency that served her through the North East Community Care Access Centre in Sudbury, Ontario has reported harassment by Ms. Mettinen-Kekalainen since she threatened to report them for not following her doctor’s orders. The agency has said that they would not deny services to anyone, as long as their workers were “safe.” Meanwhile, the many forms of assistance she needs, listed by her as “basic hygiene, communication, mobility, and administration of medications, food and water” have been denied for forty days. It is hard to imagine that she could be much of a threat to anyone. No, she is being punished for speaking up for her rights. Judged as unworthy of care.

Read more about her story here and here and here and here.

Here it is. It is happening again, more slowly, no less inhumane.

Please help spread Minna's story. If you have a blog, post a line or two about Minna. Contact one or more of the people listed here. Unworthy? She is a human being, and that should be enough.

Sudbury MPP Rick BartolucciConstituency Office email: of Community Safety & Correctional Services email: rick.bartolucci@ontario.caMinister of Health & Long-Term Care David Caplan:

North East Community Care Access Centre (the centre that is refusing care to Minna)Head Office/Sudbury Branch1760 Regent StreetSudbury ON P3E 3Z8(705) 522-3461 or 1 (800) 461-2919 (Sudbury)

Maison Vale Inco Hospice (the place Minna hopes to gain admittance to)(705) 674-92521028 South Bay Rd. Sudbury, ON P3E 6J7Website: Care Coordinator Elaine Klym: elaine@maisonsudburyhospice.orgExecutive Director is Léo Therrien

David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer; (613) 954-8524

If you think that's bad, read the other part:

Have you heard the story of Barry Baker? On November 29, Baker, a disabled man in Sussex, England, called for an ambulance. He recognized that he was having a heart attack. He wanted to live. The dispatcher stayed on the line with him, waiting for help to arrive. Before it did, he collapsed, but the dispatcher kept the line open. When the ambulance arrived, the two EMT workers opened the door to Mr. Baker’s house. They saw a messy house. A very messy house. They saw a very large man, a man with a disability, a very large man with a disability, collapsed on the floor of a very messy house. They talked about him. They talked about his house. Expressed disgust at the way he lived. They talked about whether or not he was worth saving, agreeing to report that he was dead when they got there. The dispatcher heard it all, and turned the tape over to authorities. The EMT workers were arrested, and are free on bail until late in February.

It happened on November 29, it’s an old story. It was quite a bit later when I heard it. Late in December, the company charged with cleaning the house chose to release photos of Baker’s home, allowing all the world to see and comment upon and judge the state of Baker’s living room. People like to see the evidence, decide for themselves. Worthy or unworthy? Barry Baker was left to die in this living room. It is too late for him.

Just over a week ago, Dave Hingsburger posted a blog in memory of Baker at Chewing the Fat. He promised to tell people the story, to keep it alive. Now, I am telling it here. Baker’s story, on its own, is important for many reasons. It demonstrates the occasional failure of agencies sworn to help, of people paid to help, to remember that they are not endowed with the authority to decide who lives and who dies. People who are disabled, people who are “difficult,” are equally worthy of life and dignity.

In his post about Barry Baker, Hingsburger wrote: I hope you will join me and bring Barry's story to others, begin a conversation of the dangers of disphobia and the need for us to be alert to the fact that those who are supposed to save us, may indeed kill us, that those who are supposed to care for us, may indeed hate us, that those who we are supposed to trust - can't be.

This is a truth that has once again been called into question.

Fact: Although euthanasia is technically illegal, those who kill disabled people often receive no jail time.

Fact: The law supports zero rights for the disabled.

Fact: In this society I am considered a second-class citizen.

Fact: Disabled people everywhere are danger of losing everything - even their life.

Fact: This isn't news.

January 22, 2009

The Guide To Aspies

1. Do not touch an Aspie suddenly. They will become defencive.
2. Do not feed Aspie. Many are on diets.
3. Do not try to speak for Aspies. Let them say what they have to say.
4. Do not worry about eye contact. They are probably listening.
5. Do not force an Aspie to do something he/she doesn't want to do. That's just asking for trouble.

I hope that clears up a few things! Also, scroll down to the bottom of the page to follow this blog! Come on! Don't be shy!

January 13, 2009

Pet Peeve of the Day: Schoolwork

Why yes, I do have an assignment overdue. How did you guess?

January 09, 2009

Ennio Morricone continued...

I'm not going to tell you how terrific these songs are, simply because you would get jealous. However, I plan to upload the songs to YouTube, so everyone can enjoy Morricone's best!

And no, I am not stealing from my favourite artist. I am stealing from the publishing company. Somebody's got to take 'em down.

January 05, 2009


YES! 60 songs! A delayed birthday present! The best of the best!


January 03, 2009

Pet Peeve of the Day: Sorry


This word alone is often mistaken for or used for an apology. In reality, it means nothing. An apology is a sincere take back, an admission of guilt, that you messed up. That you hurt somebody. One word cannot heal was has been hurt. One word is nothing, an incomplete idea. I am not talking about grammar, but the fact that we are adrift in insincerity.

If you are to apologize, then apologize! Make it long, make it honest, give reason why. 'Sorry' is an insult, an attempt to repair damage while saving face. The logic behind an apology is to lose face, to lower yourself so you are down with who you hurt. And an apology does not stop at words. Show you are regretful. Only then can wounds fully heal.

We all need to apologize at some time, and we all need to forgive. Everything should be forgiven, regardless of an apology, but everything should be apologized for, regardless of forgiveness. All must be healed.


I have changed the blog title to Oi. Sock Monkey was just a spur of the moment thing, and I think Oi is a much better title. Such a multi-purpose word!

And no, I do not promise not to change the title again.

January 02, 2009

Pet Peeve of the Day: I watched a bad movie!

You never know when they will turn up. Bad movies have a habit of blindsiding you. This one went under the name The Sum Of All Fears, one of the Jack Ryan movies. I liked the others, but this one was just goofy. It supposedly took place before the others, but it got to be so ridiculous, an atomic bomb exploding in the US, Russia and the US were at war for a while, but everything turned out all nice and happy for the end. Right.

Pathetic. Other bad movies I've seen include Timeline (horrible, just plain horrible), Jurassic Park (seemed okay, but truly an insult to the novel), The Forgotten (simply stupid, cool music though), The Core (but Stanley Tucci was good), and all the Harry Potter movies (well the books suck, so you kinda expect the movies would too...).

I know I can't stop bad movies from coming out, but I can still whine about it right? Please comment with your bad movie experience! Then take some umbrage at the badness: